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Chinese clubs migrated from their own country in the fear of the coronavirus

Chinese clubs migrated from their own country in the fear of the coronavirus

Many clubs in the Chinese Super League had their team moved out of China for training amid the coronavirus outbreak.

After the CFA’s decision to postpone the Chinese Super Cup final between Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai Shenhua which was due to take place on February 9, 2020, the Chinese Super League’s champions along with their neighbor club Guangzhou R&F have decided to let their players be free from boot camp and training until further notice.

Another two clubs from the same city - Shanghai SIPG and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua – also had the same decision for their team. The Shanghai’s representatives chose the luxurious city of Dubai (UAE) to train their squad before the Chinese Super League returns in late February.

Last year’s Chinese Super League runners-up Beijing Sinobo Guoan moved their team to Jeju Island in Korea Republic.

Meanwhile, the likes of Alex Teixeira, Eder also traveled to Dubai along with their teammates at Jiangsu Suning to train prior to the beginning of the new season.

Wuhan Zall and Hebei China Fortune, which are the clubs located in the heart of the coronavirus outburst, chose Marbella (Spain) and Okinawa (Japan) to avoid from the pandemic and concentrate on their training.

Other clubs either train in cities like Bangkok (Thailand), Abu Dhabi (UAE) or Chinese cities locating far from the center of the pandemic like Kunming.

The big migration of Chinese clubs can be understandable owing to the dangerous nature of the pandemic that could bring down the whole team.